Brigade in charge after Donemana batting collapse

Richard Kee
Richard Kee
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Brigade and Bready hold the upper hand after the first night of action in two Long’s Supervalu North West Premier League matches.

Mark Simpson took four wickets and Simon Dunn three as Brigade dismissed Donemana for just 125 at The Holm in a dress rehearsal for next week’s Senior Cup final.

At one stage the home side were seven for four in a collapse of Brazilian football proportions.

Richard Kee (32) and Ricky-Lee Dougherty (27) gave them some element of respectability but they badly missed Ireland international Andy McBrine.

The other game at Magheramason is more evenly poised with Strabane having recovered from 48 for three to post 180 all out.

Ryan Barr (2-45) and Ernest Kemm both struck early as Matthew Bentley, Mark Gillespie and Ryan Gallagher all fell cheaply.

However, Peter Gillespie, the veteran batsman, led the recovery as he struck seven fours in a top score of 71.

He received sturdy support from Johnny Robinson (38) as Strabane gave themselves something to defend.

Kemm was the pick of the Bready attack with three for 20 with captain David Scanlon taking two for 21.

North West Premier League: At Magheramason: Strabane 180, 43.1 overs (P Gillespie 71, J Robinson 38, E Kemm 3-20, D Scanlon 2-21, R Barr 2-45).

At The Holm: Donemana 125 all out, 36.5 overs (R Kee 32, RL Dougherty 27, K Dougherty 23, M Simpson 4-14, J Thompson 2-30, S Dunn 3-38).

Play continues tonight.